15 kid-friendly lunches in 15 minutes or less

15 Kid-Friendly Lunches in 15 Minutes or Less
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15 kid-friendly lunches in 15 minutes or less

Check out 15 kid-friendly lunches that take just 15 minutes or less to make!

3 Cheese White Pizza

How many times have you asked your kids what type of pizza they want and gotten a "cheeeese, please" reply in sing-song unison? Now you can give them what they want! Our tip? Hide the tomatoes under the cheese.

Get the Recipe: 3 Cheese White Pizza

Kickin' Turkey Club Wrap

Turkey sandwiches are always a lunchtime favorite, so why not turn it into a wrap? You might want to pack an extra for yourself. It's that good!

Get the Recipe: Kickin' Turkey Club Wrap

Grilled Cheese with Avocado, Spinach, and Feta

Your grilled cheese gets a makeover with this recipe. Feta and balsamic give it a tangy punch, while avocados add the smooth creaminess (and healthy fats!) that we all love so much!

Get the Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Avocado, Spinach, and Feta

Peanut Butter Banana Tacos

Try this instead of the usual peanut butter and banana sandwich, because even though it may taste the same as this "taco," it's not nearly as fun to eat!

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Tacos

End of the Week Deli Sandwich

Clean out your fridge with this sandwich that can use just about anything and everything that's leftover in the kitchen. An assortment of deli meat and cheese is key, so make sure you have a variety on hand.

Get the Recipe: End of the Week Deli Sandwich

Tofu Salad Sandwich

This one is for the vegetarian-friendly family. If your kid is already familiar with tofu, this will be an instant hit! And even if they aren't, they will probably mistake this for a regular egg salad sandwich because they taste (and look!) that much alike.

Get the Recipe: Tofu Salad Sandwich

Couscous & Fruit Salad

Try this salad on its own for a fresh and healthy lunchbox treat that is sweet enough for the children. This is a good way to sneak grains and fruits in kids' diets without them ever suspecting.

Get the Recipe: Couscous & Fruit Salad

Homemade Lunchable

Now you can make a healthier version of Lunchables that the kids will eat up.

Get the recipe: Homemade Lunchable

Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

Kid's love chicken noodle soup, so why not try tortilla soup? This is a one-pot stop to get your children a balanced meal with a taste they love!

Get the Recipe: Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

Grilled Cheese Egg in the Hole

The traditional grilled cheese and classic egg-in-a-hole join forces to make the ultimate sandwich. Once your kids realize they will be eating two of their favorite foods at once, they may be begging you to make this!

Get the Recipe: Grilled Cheese Egg in the Hole

Chicken & Fruit Salad

If there is one salad that will turn your kids into lettuce eaters, it might be this one. Laden with sweet fruit, creamy dressing, and cooked chicken, this recipe may be delicious enough to win over your kids.

Get the Recipe: Chicken & Fruit Salad

Turkey & Pastrami Sandwich

This turkey sandwich will travel extremely well if you make it the right way! First, line one piece of bread with pastrami and the other piece with cheese. Then, tuck the apple and sauerkraut in between to prevent the bread from becoming soggy.

Get the Recipe: Turkey and Pastrami Sandwich

Pizza Roll-Up

Here's another favorite food combo that is sure to be a kid-pleaser. Pizza that looks like fruit roll ups—need we say more?

Get the Recipe: Pizza Roll-Up

Chicken Nuggets (with Broccoli or Spinach or Sweet Potato or Beet)

These tasty chicken nuggets will help you to sneak some veggies into their lunch.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Nuggets (with Broccoli or Spinach or Sweet Potato or Beet)

Black Bean Quesadilla

If your kids like beans, this recipe will definitely be a hit. Plus, you'll be happy to hear that this savory quesadilla is packed with nutrients—protein from the beans, calcium from the cheese, and fiber from the whole wheat tortilla.

Get the Recipe: Black Bean Quesadilla


Packing for school lunch is the perfect opportunity to get your kids to start eating healthier and trying new foods. But with full-time jobs or several children to care for, you can't always spend the entire morning making the most nutritiously balanced lunch. You already have to worry about getting their first (and most important?) meal of the day on their plates and in their stomachs. (In that case, you might find this grab & go breakfast list useful!)

To make life a little bit easier for you, we've gathered some great school lunch ideas for kids to make heading back to school this year much easier for you. We found 15 kid-tested recipes that can travel well, are relatively healthy, and you can make in less than 15 minutes!

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Back to school supplies inspiration:

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15 kid-friendly lunches in 15 minutes or less

Click through this slideshow for some back to school supply inspiration before you hit the stores. 

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Make sure your young artist has plenty of colored pencils this school year. 

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Any budding mathlete needs a protractor, compass, and plenty of pencils. 

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Be sure to stay organized with plenty of binders and file folders!

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A neat desk starts with all the right supplies in all the right places.

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Make sure you snag a pencil holder to keep track of all your writing utensils. 

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Gearing up for art class? Grab a new set of paint brushes before the school year begins.

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Composition notebooks are a must for any young writer.

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Make sure to get a stylish but sturdy new backpack to carry all these supplies!

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An assignment notebook or planner is sure to help you get everything done on time.

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Don't forget an iconic pink eraser! Pencil-top erasers are never enough.

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And of course, don't forget to assure all summer reading is finished before the first day!

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